Biology Programs

Pre-Physical Therapy Minor

This minor is designed to prepare students for professional study in physical therapy at the graduate level. Students wishing to attend a physical therapy graduate program should look up the required classes needed for acceptance for each specific program they wish to apply to. Requirements may vary from school to school.

Requirements: 33 total credit hours.

Biology

Complete either option 1 or option 2 for Biology.

Option 1
Course Title Credits
BIOL 354 Human & Comparative  Anatomy 2
BIOL 355 Human & Comparative Anatomy Lab 2
BIOL 410 Human Physiology 3
BIOL 411 Human Physiology Lab 2
Option 2
Course Title Credits
BIOL 140 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 141 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
BIOL 142 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 143 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1

Chemistry

Course Title Credits
CHEM 160 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 161 General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 162 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 163/165 General Chemistry II Lab 1

Physics

Course Title Credits
PHYS 160 College Physics I 3
PHYS 161 College Physics I Lab 1
PHYS 162 College Physics II 3
PHYS 163 College Physics II Lab 1

Athletic Training

Course Title Credits
ATTR 267 Physiology of Exercise 3
ATTR 343 Therapeutic Modalities 3
ATTR 344 Therapeutic Exercise 3

Course description of all relevant courses

BIOL 140 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (3.00)

The major human systems emphasizing the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

BIOL 141 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I LAB (1.00)

Human skeletal material and dissection of a representative mammal. Histology of tissues and organs with physiological exercises and demonstrations.

BIOL 142 HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (3.00)

Continuation of BIOL 140 stressing the circulatory, immune, excretory, digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Prerequisite: BIOL 140-passing grade.

BIOL 143 HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II LAB (1.00)

Continuation of anatomical approach of BIOL 141 with related physiological studies and demonstrations.

BIOL 354 HUMAN & COMPARATIVE ANATOMY (2.00)

Description of the development of selected vertebrates, followed by comparative adult anatomy, emphasizing the evolutionary connections among vertebrates that are demonstrated in their development. Prerequisite: BIOL 160-163

BIOL 355 HUMAN & COMPARATIVE ANATOMY LAB (2.00)

Exercises which demonstrate major principles to accompany BIOL 354

BIOL 410 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY (2.00)

Contraction, perception, metabolism, circulation, respiration, coordination, and excretion in vertebrates, emphasizing humans. Prerequisite: BIOL 160-163 or permission of instructor.

BIOL 411 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB (2.00)

Exercises which demonstrate major principles to accompany BIOL 410 utilizing living specimens and computer based instrumentation.

CHEM 160 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3.00)

A pre-professional course approved by the American Chemical Society for chemistry majors and required of many other science majors. Atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, stoichiometry, and chemistry of representative main group elements. Prerequisite: Students must have a demonstrated competency in mathematics of MATH105 or above.

CHEM 161 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB (1.00)

Practice in the basic operations of chemical laboratory work. Co-requisite: CHEM 160

CHEM 162 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (3.00)

A continuation of CHEM 160. Subjects include thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, kinetics, redox precesses, and transition metal chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 160

CHEM 163 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB (2.00)

A continuation of CHEM 161. The laboratory work includes qualitative and quantitative inorganic analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 161 Co-requisite: CHEM 162

CHEM 165 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB (1.00)

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 162 emphasizing quantitative measurements. Prerequisite: CHEM 161 Co-requisite: CHEM 162  (CHEM 165 is the summer version of CHEM 163)

PHYS 160 COLLEGE PHYSICS I (3.00)

For premedical, pre-dental, and others. Mechanics, heat, sound, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Fulfills Occupational Therapy curriculum. Prerequisite: Algebra Co-requisite: PHYS 161 laboratory

PHYS 161 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LAB I (1.00)

This laboratory accompanies PHYS 160 or PHYS 170 lectures.

PHYS 162 COLLEGE PHYSICS II (3.00)

For premedical, pre-dental, and others. Mechanics, heat, sound, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 160 Co-requisite: PHYS 163 laboratory

PHYS 163 INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS LAB II (1.00)

This laboratory accompanies PHYS 162 or 172 lectures. Prerequisite: PHYS 161

ATTR 267 Physiology of Exercise (3)

Human physiology as it relates to exercise and physical activities. Bioenergetics, muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, environmental physiology, ergogenics, special populations, and health and fitness.

ATTR 343 Therapeutic Modalities (3)

A comprehensive study of the use of therapeutic agents for the treatment of athletic injuries. Emphasis on the indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects of muscle stimulation, ultrasound, cryokinetics, and pharmacology. Prerequisite: Admission into the athletic training education program (prerequisite waived for Pre-PT minors).

ATTR Therapeutic Exercise (3)

A comprehensive study of the application of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, movement and exercise as each relates to the varied and detailed goals of rehabilitation and reconditioning for injured physically active individuals. Emphasis on pathologies and their relationship to therapeutic exercise. Prerequisites: ATTR 343 and admission into the athletic training education program (prerequisite waived for Pre-PT minor).